Breastfeeding May Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risks for Mom

by siowuser in News and Updates at 14/07/2017

Summary: A new study published in Neurology reports a link between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis. The study reports women who breastfed for a total of 15 months over one or more pregnancies were less likely to develop MS than those who either breastfed for four months or didn’t breastfeed at all.


Source: AAN


“This is another example of a benefit to the mother from breastfeeding,” said study author Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD, with Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. “Other health benefits include a reduced risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart attack.”


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